NEWPORT BEACH, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 18, 2014) -  "YES!!!" was the brief but heartfelt text message sent by California-based Kaenon Polarized to LPGA Champion Christina Kim, who this weekend defeated Shanshan Feng by tapping in for par on the second playoff hole at the LPGA Tour's Lorena Ochoa Invitational in Mexico City. Replying triumphantly to the sunglass designer with, "What a great feeling to be back here! It's my #Clarke shades that keep me seeing so well!" Kim's wire-wire victory ended a nine-year winless drought that tested her resolve to persevere under pressure and well documented self-doubt.

Known for her animated style of play and outgoing personality, Kim's victory was popular with fans, media and particularly her peers. She shared tears and hugs of ecstatic joy behind her Kaenon Clarke™ sunglasses after capturing her third career victory. "Christina's been a great friend and loyal Kaenon ambassador for the brand since we started in golf over ten years ago," says Steve Rosenberg, co-founder of Kaenon, who noted the golfer's choice in wearing Kaenon's lifestyle performance frame, Clarke -- a modernized classic that has quickly become one of the brand's most popular and best-selling unisex styles. "I was particularly impressed with her focus, disposition, demeanor and rhythm on the course all four days along with her commitment and reliance upon her Kaenon's for every shot." 

Founded in 2001, Kaenon Polarized sunglasses have been adopted by world-class athletes of all types, among them champion golfers who understand the importance of enhanced vision while protecting their most valuable asset: their eyes. Kaenon's proprietary SR-91® polarized lens material is the industry's first and only uncompromising lens to offer shatter resistance from high mass impact, extreme lightweight and unparalleled visual clarity, color saturation and detail definition -- all providing green-reading and overall performance advantages. When fabricated and combined with Kaenon's purpose-built lens tints and varying light transmission levels, the result is an unsurpassed level of protection, performance and vision that no other sunglass can offer.

A variety of Kaenon frame styles are commonly worn on both the PGA and LPGA Tours. PGA Tour pro Kevin Stadler won the Phoenix Open wearing Kaenon Polarized earlier this year, delivering Kaenon victories on both primary golf tours in 2014. Stadler enjoys wearing the Lewi frame style in the darkest grey tint, G12. Other tour winners known to wear Kaenon are Brian Gay and Carl Pettersson, who both enjoy the Jetty style in G12 and the lighter grey tint, G28. Pettersson won the 2012 RBC Heritage at Harbor Town Golf Links wearing the company's SR-91 prescription polarized lenses in the Jetty frame style. Among the women, Morgan Pressel has been playing in women's active lifestyle frame, Madison with G12 SR-91 polarized lenses; Pernilla Lindberg in Shilo G12 and Belen Mozo in Burnet and Shilo styles, utilizing the various tints and light transmission levels she tunes to her advantage in real time course conditions. Widely accepted on tour as the "best lens technology available," Kaenon enjoys broad acceptance and appreciation for its products at the professional level. Kaenon is sold at select green grass private and resort courses, and its authorized specialty dealer network as well as online at Genuine prescription SR-91 polarized lenses are available in every Kaenon frame through its specialty optical retail channel. 

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ABOUT KAENON: Founded in Newport Beach in 2001 by brothers Steve and Darren Rosenberg, Kaenon is an independent, California-based eyewear brand that designs, produces and distributes high-performance sunglasses, prescription sunglasses, and ophthalmic products. Filling a void in the marketplace for a superior polarized lens combined with performance frames, Kaenon revolutionized the industry when it set the bar with its uncompromising proprietary SR-91® lens material, which combines the visual clarity of glass with shatter resistance and high-mass impact protection, along with purpose-built lens tints and light transmission levels -- all in an extremely lightweight lens. Designed in California and hand-painted in Italy, Kaenon frames feature distinctive details that further distinguish it from the competition. Awarded "Gear of the Year" by Outside Magazine, Kaenon is worn by men and women, professional athletes, Olympians, and sports and active lifestyle enthusiasts searching for premium quality, attention to detail and unmatched protection, performance and vision -- all finished with unique styling. Built on the motto, "never compromise" -- innovation in design, engineering and technology continue to be at the core of the brand. Kaenon is sold online and at specialty retailers throughout North America and select locations around the world. For more information about Kaenon, please visit

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